Princess Beatrix Attends Flood Anniversary Memorial

70 years ago today on February 1, 1953, South Holland, Zeeland and North Brabant were hit by devastating floods that caused 1836 deaths. Princess Beatrix attended commemoration of this event today in the village of Oude-Tonge. For this , she repeated  a warm brown sinamay bumper hat with domed crown trimmed with curving leaves on the back.

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Designer: Likely Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: Oct 14, 2017

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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Royal Guests

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday was attended by numerous other monarchs and royal guests.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco

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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne

King Philippe and Queen Letizia of Spain

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Designer: Cherubina

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain

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Designer: Miguel Marzo y Jesús Díaz

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

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His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Malaysia and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah of Malaysia

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Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

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Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown and Prince Radu

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Queen Anne-Marie and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

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Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (followed by King Letsie III of Lesotho)

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Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Haya of Jordan

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Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan
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Sheikha Amna bint Mohammed Al Thani of Qatar

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Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
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Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia

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The late Duke of Edinburgh’s family, Hess and Baden descendants of Philip’s late sisters.

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Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Family Members

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats 59 years ago back to July 7, 1963 and the awarding of the Dutch Erasmus Prize to Austrian theologian and philosopher Professor Martin Buber. I’d love to see a closeup, technicolour view of Queen Juliana’s draped turban! And the guipure lace on Princess Beatrix’s transparent hat with upturned brim looks impressive as well.

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Catching Up Danish Hats…Again!

We have another handful of hats to catch up on in Denmark!

May 18: Princess Benedikte repeated her navy textured straw hat with wide, upturned brim for the first of a two-day visit to the German island of Sylt. While not visible here, I think the hat is still trimmed with a large grey silk flower, which would link well with the floral skirt in this ensemble.

Designer: unknown. My guess is Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: April 7, 2014; June 26, 2013; July 26, 2012; October 12, 2011

May 19: For the second day of the visit to Sylt, Princess Benedikte repeated her blue raffia with the same additional colourful hatband as she wore to Flensburg on May 17.

Designer: unknown.
Previously Worn: May 17, 2022 Sep 26, 2020

May 20: Queen Margrethe welcomed Princess Beatrix yesterday to celebrate the the 500th anniversary of the Dutch immigration to Store Magleby in Dragør Municipality. For this event, she repeated her her apricot straw hat with navy hatband.

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Designer:  Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Sep 6, 2021; June 30, 2021; June 17, 2020; Sep 3, 2019; Jul 26, 2019Jun 27, 2019Jun 25, 2019 

Princess Beatrix repeated a black straw bumper hat.

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Designer:Likely Suzanne Moulijn. Outfit by Sheila de Vries
Previously Worn: Feb 26, 2022; Jan 29, 2020; Sep 21, 2019; Sep 13, 2018; Dec 10, 2013; Nov 8, 2013Jan 25, 2013

And finally, today Queen Margrethe visited Tivoli amusement park and pleasure garden to mark the 50th anniversary of her accession, a celebration put on hold until now because of the pandemic. She repeated her pink beret with with side twist trim, taking it for a spin on a roller coaster. I think that might be a first for a royal hat!

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Designer:  Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn:  Aug 29, 2021;  May 15, 2021

I’m afraid to say it but… dare I hope we’re back to royal hatted events, as they were pre-pandemic? It’s certainly nice to see events happening again. What do you think of these hats?

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Nobuko wore a smart navy hat with flat crown, rolled brim and wide ivory hatband during her visit to Kagawa Prefecture this week.

Yesterday, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon launched the royal yacht for this summer season.

On Friday, Princess Hisako attended the 50th anniversary of a women’s advocacy organization in a purple jacquard covered hat with pork pie crown and curved brim trimmed with a matching bow and dark purple hatband and feathers.

Yesterday, Princess Beatrix wore a black sinamay bumper hat to attend the Princess Beatrix attended the anniversary meeting of the 111-year-old Heritage Association Heemschut in Woudrichem.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Princess Anne repeated the steps taken by her great grandfather today on their 100th anniversary.

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